For those who haven’t noticed the anti-contaminant “bunny suit” pictures floating around Twitter, this past weekend Ian and I took part in a tour of GlobalFoundries Fab 8 in Malta, New York. Joining a small media and analyst contingent, we were led behind-the-scenes through the cleanroom and support facilities, and had a chance to speak with select GlobalFoundries executives and managers. There wasn’t a singular purpose or focal point of the tour, and in effect it was more like GlobalFoundries impressing upon us the visceral experience of witnessing their most advanced fab in active operation. This fab, Fab 8, is where GlobalFoundries will create 7nm, with EUV rumbling into motion for them and the rest of the industry.

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